Michelle Baragar
Michelle Baragar

CESD Learning Services Coordinator - Educational Technology

www.edtechframework.com

Ed Tech Tips, Tricks and Hacks

This edition contains a listing of resources that are "hot" right now in education. All links contained here offer an amount of free service to teachers, but some have a paid component as well.

BIG Resource - - CESD Ed Tech Framework

BIG Resource - - CESD Ed Tech Framework

It's time to start using your Chromebook. If you've been shying away from the transition due to questions, help is here!!! Over the course of the past 9 months, I've been asked many questions, most of them more than once. I've been compiling the answers and solutions here. If you're hesitant to reach out to me (please don't be!! I'm harmless and not judgmental!) start here and you may find your question has already been answered. The site is searchable, and at the bottom there is a "search by tag" option as well.

All these newsletters are embedded on this website as well as solutions to frequent questions and challenges that arise in CESD classrooms.

edtechframework.com
Carmen Sandiego is back in classrooms!

Carmen Sandiego is back in classrooms!

One of the best educational characters has made a big return. Join Carmen Sandiego on all-new adventures! New episodes are on Netflix, but that's only the beginning. This website has many educational applications for this character!

hmhco.com
Seesaw - Make Learning Visible for the younger students

Seesaw - Make Learning Visible for the younger students

Seesaw - Student driven digital portfolios and simple parent communication. Students create the learning artifacts inside SeeSaw, so it's not even extra work to make learning visible for parents!

web.seesaw.me
Buncee | Create, Present and Share Engaging Multimedia Lessons

Buncee | Create, Present and Share Engaging Multimedia Lessons

Buncee is an award-winning creation and communication tool for students, teachers and administrators. Our all-in-one technology empowers all users to easily create, and share visual representations of learning.

If you're looking for a replacement for Publisher, or a platform on which to create newsletters, take a peek.

If you're looking for a new way for your students to show their learning, take a look!

This product does have some free content to access.

app.edu.buncee.com
Annotate | Mobile Interactive Whiteboard

Annotate | Mobile Interactive Whiteboard

Want to annotate on your Google slides? Load your presentation into annotate.net and you'll be up and running!! Annotate integrates a mobile interactive whiteboard, screen mirroring, formative assessments, and collaboration on your tablet or Chromebook.

Annotate enables teachers to use virtually any tablet as an interactive whiteboard, annotate over content, and control Google Slides or PowerPoint remotely while being completely mobile in the classroom.

This product has some amount of free access for teachers.

annotate.net
Flipgrid. Ignite Classroom Discussion.

Flipgrid. Ignite Classroom Discussion.

Flipgrid empowers social learning in PreK to PhD classrooms around the world. This is a great way for students who struggle with written language to have an opportunity to showcase their understanding of curricular outcomes and learning. Use video the way your students do.

info.flipgrid.com
Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle

Make any video your lesson. Pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students' understanding. Know if students have actually watched the videos you assigned. A great asset for teachers interested in flipping their classrooms. The basic plan is free, forever.

edpuzzle.com
Free Online Textbooks, Flashcards, Adaptive Practice, Real World Examples, Simulations

Free Online Textbooks, Flashcards, Adaptive Practice, Real World Examples, Simulations

CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications for over 5000 concepts from arithmetic to history. There is a good deal of free content on this website, though not all will be free.

ck12.org
Casting and "Freezing" your screen

Casting and "Freezing" your screen

You can use a Chromecast device to show a Chrome tab or your screen on your TV. The "freeze" feature on the projector is handy. If you have a TV, share just the "tab" as opposed to the whole desktop!

support.google.com
Math Games - Free Games, Math Apps and Worksheets

Math Games - Free Games, Math Apps and Worksheets

Over 1000 free skill testing apps and games! Learning fun for all ages - chromebook friendly with direct integration into Google Classroom.

mathgames.com
American Museum of Natural History | Links to Google Classroom

American Museum of Natural History | Links to Google Classroom

Visit the NYC institution's vast website dedicated to exploring human cultures, the natural world, and the known universe. Use the Share to Classroom button to share relevant articles, curriculum, and resources.

amnh.org
Listenwise – Listening that sparks learning.

Listenwise – Listening that sparks learning.

Teach and assess listening using the award-winning Listenwise program. Collections for English. social studies, science, and current events. Free lessons and educational podcasts available!

listenwise.com
Curiosity Makes You Smarter

Curiosity Makes You Smarter

Join millions who never stop learning! Curiosity brings you the world's most inspiring articles and videos so you can learn something new every day!

curiosity.com
Science Project Ideas, Answers, & Tools

Science Project Ideas, Answers, & Tools

Free Topic Selection Wizard, science fair project ideas, step by step how to do a science fair project, Ask an Expert discussion board, and science fair tips for success.

sciencebuddies.org